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Nehru-Edwina ‘love affair’ caused partition: Thackeray

Bal Thackeray attributed country's partition to what he called ‘love affair’ between Pandit Nehru and Edwina.

Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray attributed the country’s partition to what he called ‘love affair’ between Pandit Nehru and Lady Edwina Mountbatten.

“Lord Mountbatten took advantage of this madness and the country was ditched,” Thackeray said in an interview carried by the party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’.

Responding to the question that Pakistan posed a danger to India,Thackeray said,”I had a film with me which portrayed this (Nehru-Edwina affair and creation of Pakistan).

This film was banned in England as that country feared loss of face. This is patriotism.”

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The cassette was given to him by the late Bollywood film maker Manmohan Desai,he added.

First published on: 06-04-2009 at 03:29:40 pm
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